Cognoscenti Food & Wine

Eat & Drink
Cognoscenti Food and Wine is a cosy neighbourhood restaurant nestled in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, located next-door to the historic Cameo Cinema.

The menu features exquisite modern Australian cuisine with a European influence, celebrating the beauty of fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. The star of the Cognoscenti kitchen is a wood-fired charcoal oven, adding a unique char and aroma that enhances the flavour of each ingredient.

Cognoscenti Food and Wine pride themselves on doing what they love, and this passion is reflected in their intimate service, spectacular food, signature cocktails, and a carefully curated selection of local and international wines.

Whether you’re looking to enjoy cocktails in their sun-bathed courtyard, celebrating a special occasion in their gorgeous dining room, or just after a simple mid-week meal, Cognoscenti Food and Wine is truly the place for everyone.


  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Bar


  • COVID Clean Practicing Business
  • COVID Safe
  • HACCP Food Safety Certification
  • Fully licensed
  • Over $30
  • Between $20 and $40
  • Bar
  • Cheese / Charcuterie / Platters
  • Cocktails
  • Coffee
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Modern Australian
  • Modern European
  • Modern French
  • Seasonal Local Produce
  • Share Plates
  • Steak
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Wine
  • Wine Bar
  • Woodfired Cooking
  • Dinner
  • Late night
  • Lunch


Sunday Roast

Some of our fondest memories are long Sunday lunches, spent at the table with family, friends, and flowing wine. It's time to share this with you. Introducing Sunday Roasts at Cognoscenti Food & Wine. Every Sunday there will be a set menu for lunch, featuring a weekly rotating roast with accompanying sides, entrées and desserts. Bookings are highly recommended, as places are limited.

Every Sunday Lunch between 11:30am and 2:30pm Bookings essential.

Claim deal

Offer valid 06/03/2022 - 05/06/2022

Bookings & Enquiries
1628A Burwood Highway, Belgrave, 3160, Australia